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Cordura wins Senken Synthetic Fibre award

The Senken Synthetic Awards is an annual ceremony held by Japanese fashion publication Senken Shimbun.

29th March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wichita, KS


Invista’s Cordura brand has been recognised at the 48th annual Senken Synthetic Awards Ceremony in Japan this month, with its first-ever Senken Synthetic Fibre Prize. Offering high fabric durability and performance, the Cordura brand has worked with an increasing number of top Japanese brands in recent years to help deliver a broad range of products featuring durable Cordura fabric technologies. 

“The Cordura brand has a rich history in Japan, especially in the bag and pack segment where the heritage, durability, and functional performance of Cordura fabrics are valued. We are incredibly honored to be a part of many well-known and high-quality products designed in the region and to be awarded the prestigious Senken Synthetic Fibre Prize for the first time,” said Anthony Green, global Cordura brand business director.

The 48th annual awards ceremony was held on 14 March 2018. © Senken

“We are thankful for the support of our Japanese brand partners and for their continued drive for long-lasting, stylish products. They are always on the forefront of cutting-edge design, seamlessly melding fashion and function, and always an inspiration for our team to continue to push the boundaries of durable fabric solutions.”

The Senken Synthetic Awards is an annual ceremony held by Japanese fashion publication Senken Shimbun. The ceremony recognises excellence in technological development, materials and marketing efforts in the synthetic fibres and fabrics industry. The Senken Synthetic Fibre Prize award honours highly regarded materials in any given year that have a long history of strong sales.

Originally used by specialist designer brands in Japan as a long-lasting solution for a range of urban and outdoor bag and pack styles, a broader portfolio of technical Cordura fabrics, such as Cordura Combat Wool (nylon/wool blends), Cordura Denim and Cordura 4Ever knits (nylon/cotton blends) are increasingly being incorporated into performance apparel, work clothing and lifestyle footwear applications where durability is valued.

“Cordura fabrics enhance clothing and products that require rugged, durable fabrics to help outlast even the most severe conditions,” said Koji Sasaki, president at Senken Shimbun. “Since 2015, a wide variety of fashion meets function Cordura fabric technologies including Cordura Denim and Combat Wool have been introduced into the Japanese marketplace, all of which bring a special advancement to our products. Fabric technologies such as those developed by Cordura brand offer stylish, versatile durability that you cannot easily find from other textile sources.”

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